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March 21, World Poetry Day

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What Do You Think (2)? The Most Influential writers (according to me AND inspired by readers)

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I. Homer

II. Virgil

III. Ovid

IV. Tu-Fu

V. Murasaki Shikibu

VI. Dante Alighieri

VII. Francesco Petrarca

VIII. Miguel De Cervantes

IX. William Shakespeare

X. John Milton

XI. Moliere

XII. Voltaire

XIII. Alexander Pushkin

XIV. Charles Dickens

XV. Johann Wolfgang Goethe

XVI. Jane Austen

XVII. Victor Hugo

XVIII. Feodor Dostoevsky

XIX. Herman Melville

XX. Gustave Flaubert

XXI. Charles Baudelaire

XXII. Leo Tolstoy

XXIII. Emily Dickinson

XXIV. Mark Twain

XXV. Emile Zola

XXVI. Henry James

XXVII. Arthur Conan Doyle

XXVIII. Anton Chekhov

XXIX. Thomas Mann

XXX. Franz Kafka

XXXI. Robert Musil

XXXII. Federico Garcia Lorca

XXXIII. Ernest Hemingway

XXXIV. Jorge Luis Borges

XXXV. Pablo Neruda

XXXVI. Gertrude Stein

XXXVII. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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What do You Think? The most influential books ever written (according to me)

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I. The Jewish Bible, by Various Authors

II. The Iliad, by Homer

III. The Odyssey, by Homer

IV. Corpus Aristotelicum, by Aristotle

V. The Republic, by Plato

VI. Analectus, by Confucius

VII. The Aeneid, by Virgil

VIII. The New Testament, by Various Authors

IX. The Quran, by Various Authors

X. The Guide for the Perplexed, by Maimonides

XI. Summa Theologica, by Thomas Aquinas

XII. Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri

XIII. Institues of Christian Religion, by John Calvin

XIV. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World System, by Galileo

XV. Principia Mathematica, by Isaac Newton

XVI. The New Science, by Giambattista Vico

XVII. Encyclopedie, by Denis Diderot

XVIII. The wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith

XIX. Phenomenology of Mind, by G.W.F. Hegel

XX. On War, by Carl Von Clausevitz

XXI. Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and F. Engels

XX. The Origin of the Species, by Charles Darwin

XXI. Experiment on Plant Hybridization, by Gregor Mendel

XXII. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy

XXIII. The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud

XXIV. Relativity, by Albert Einstein

XXV. I and Thou, by Martin Buber

XXVI. If This Is a Man, by Primo Levi

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Decalogue For a Reader

  1. You have the right to read                               oldbooks
  2. You have the right to read whatever you want
  3. You have the right to stop reading a bad book
  4. You have the right to stop reading a good book
  5. You have the right not to like a famous book
  6. You have the right not to like any book
  7. You have the right to reread the same book
  8. You have the right to be bored by Moby-Dick
  9. You have the right to not understand a book
  10. You have the right to read sitting on the toilet

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